Sifers, Wetmore, Gagnon to Springfield/Stars coach

A triple local press release from Springfield: The Falcons have signed Jaime Sifers, Riley Wetmore and Mathieu Gagnon to AHL contracts. Sifers is the former Fairfield Prep standout from Stratford who went on to UVM and the Toronto organization before going to Germany the past few years. Wetmore and Gagnon both played here and in Stockton on AHL contracts last year.

Meanwhile, Texas has its new coach, Derek Laxdal.

TEAM Old New
BPT Scott Pellerin (5/2) Brent Thompson (5/2) 
MCR Mark Morris (5/7) Mike Stothers (7/1)
HER Mike Haviland (Colorado Coll., 5/9)  Troy Mann (7/2)
ADK-a  Troy G. Ward (6/7) Ryan Huska (6/23)
SPR Brad Larsen (CLB ass’t, 6/16) Jared Bednar (6/16)
TEX Willie Desjardins (VAN, 6/23)  Derek Laxdal (7/3)
NOR Trent Yawney (ANA ass’t, 6/23) 

a-Former Abbotsford Heat and new Adirondack Flames.

And RIP, Louis Zamperini. If you haven’t read Unbroken, you want to change that.

Michael Fornabaio